We are great fans of the harp, an instrument that
literally speaks to those who hear it , we also love the magical words of King
Arthur , so when the guys at QuiteGreat introduced us to Jessica Victoria whose
music covers both , we were so excited and we were not disappointed.

Jessica Victoria holds a doctorate in musical arts
from The Catholic University of America, a Master of Music in vocal performance
from the New England Conservatory of Music and bachelors’ degrees in music and
foreign languages from the University of New Mexico, where she graduated summa
cum laude. In addition to a thriving performance career, Victoria directs the
voice track of the Sacred Music Program at the Franciscan University of
Steubenville. Collaborating artists on Songs of the Summer Realm include such
well-known Scottish musicians as Lorne MacDougall of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers
and the Tannahill Weavers; Mary Ann Kennedy; Euan Stevenson; Wendy Weatherby
and Euan Burton. Jessica recorded the album at Watercolour Music in the
Scottish Highlands. Born blind, her condition does not hold her back in any
way, composing using Braille music and transcription and enjoying horse riding,
ballroom dancing, baking and swimming in the sea (not necessarily all at the
same time!)

So what about the Arthurian side of things you ask ,
well let me tell you Dr. Jessica Victoria has performed for Pope John Paul II
at the Vatican, at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and with orchestras in
the United States, Europe and South America, picking up many awards for her
vocal performances along the way, but this still doesn’t reflect the sheer
scale of her musical output. With ancestral links to Celtic regions around the
world, Jessica’s fascination with both the music and literature from these
areas permeates her music, with lyrics (both traditional texts and her own
contributions) accentuating the strong female characters in Arthurian legend,
and extoling the virtues of leaders of integrity who often seem so missing from
the present day.

Here are some music links for you to enjoy and don’t
forget , Album Released 1st May, Lead
Track: “Love Charm” Out Now’ “Some Songs Are for Crying” Out Now, “Wayfaring
Stranger” Out Now.

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